Posts Tagged ‘confidence’

  

“You will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans‬ ‭15:13‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

On August 29, 1973, Roger Mallinson and Roger Chapman were operating the Pisces III mini submarine in order to lay a new transatlantic telephone cable. They were 150 miles off the coast of Ireland when the sub encountered an accident with an assisting trawler, sinking 1,575 feet to the bottom. The men communicated that they were safe and confident of being rescued: “Our morale is fantastic. Tell our wives we’re okay.”

It turned out to be a 76 hour, multinational rescue effort. Investigators later determined that the men had only 12 minutes of oxygen left to breathe! It is believed to still be the deepest submarine rescue mission ever accomplished. 

While these men probably struggled to remain confident of their rescuers ability, we can have supreme confidence in the fact that our God has never failed! Rely on the Holy Spirit today to help you stay positive and encouraged, no matter how dark it seems. God will see you through! You are loved today! 

  

“Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.” (Jeremiah‬ ‭17‬:‭14‬ NIV)

It was the NFC Championship Football Game on January 18, 2015, between the Green Bay Packers and the defending Champions, the Seattle Seahawks. Going into overtime, Seattle QB Russell Wilson had a horrible game throwing 4 interceptions. But with the game on the line, the team still had confidence that he could pull it out. The 3rd-year quarterback then hit Jermaine Kearse on a 35-yard touchdown pass on the first possession of overtime to give the Seahawks an improbable 28-22 win and a return to the Super Bowl. 

The only way that Jeremiah could make the statement he does about God’s ability is because of his supreme confidence he had in the Almighty God, which can only be borne out of experience. Blind confidence is often a foolish gesture that can lead to failure. But to have traveled the long roads with God means that you have seen Him at work firsthand, and NOTHING can shake that confidence, even if the statistics aren’t going your way!

You will always have needs arise in your life. The key is to have a tried & tested confidence in the Almighty God, that He will come through for you, especially at the last moment! Become assured of what God can do! You are loved today! 



As the time drew near for him to ascend to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.” (Luke‬ ‭9‬:‭51‬ NLT)

At this moment in Jesus’ life, He had just prophesied twice that He was about to be put to death for His teachings. His time was drawing short. To get to Heaven and be with the Father, the Son had to pass through a severe moment in Jerusalem. So, instead of ducking and avoiding it, He made up His mind and headed into it. Now that’s courage!

There are many times in our lives that for us to enjoy certain activities or moments, we must first go through some difficulties that loom in front of us like Judgment Day. And the more we see it, the more we want to procrastinate and avoid it. Be it goals, deadlines, unpleasant meetings, or a lot of piled up hard work, they sit there in the middle of our path, waiting to be conquered. Trust that God can give you the courage to take on the inevitable, which leads to better days. 

As you come to church today, relinquish your plans to the Father. We don’t see the whole picture, but He does. Where God leads you, whether toward bright mountain tops or dark valley floors, is the best of places because He is with you! Got a “High Noon” moment in your path? Then be like Jesus and set yourself towards it, knowing that God has this and you will overcome! You are loved today! Have courage!